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What can I use instead of oil in banana bread?

What can I use instead of oil in banana bread?

  1. Substitute equal amounts of applesauce with the oil called for in your favorite banana bread recipe.
  2. Replace all of the vegetable oil called for in your recipe with 1/2 cup of fruit puree.
  3. Replace vegetable oil with 3/4 cup of pureed vegetable, such as pumpkin or sweet potatoes.

Can you substitute oil for shortening in banana bread?

For a standard one-loaf banana bread recipe, most recipes call for 1/2 to 3/4 cup of oil, shortening or butter. Shortening is aerated as it is made, so it results in an airy texture, but you should still use the same amount of baking soda or powder called for in the oil-based recipe.

Why banana bread is dense?

The more you mix your banana bread batter, the more gluten is developing in the bread – which is great for a yeast-risen, chewy loaf, but not so great when you’re hoping for a tender, soft quick bread. An overmixed banana bread batter will result in a dense, rubbery loaf.

What can I use if I don’t have shortening?

Margarine and butter can both be used as a substitute for shortening, though their moisture contents should be taken into consideration before making the swap. While shortening is 100% fat, margarine and butter contain a small percentage of water (so, shortening adds more fat, thus more richness and tenderness).

Can I use shortening instead of oil for frying?

Truth is, deep-frying food doesn’t have to be a heavy, greasy mess. A wok with long sloping sides also works great for deep-frying. 2) Use a neutral-flavored oil with a high smoking point, like peanut, sunflower, safflower, or soybean oil. Vegetable shortening and lard also work well.

What happens if I put too much butter in banana bread?

What happens if you put too much butter in banana bread? Using too much butter makes for a heavier cake with less banana flavor. While the extra butter didn’t add a distinct flavor, it did seem to mute the flavor of the bananas.

What kind of nuts are good in banana nut bread?

Walnuts are the most common type of nut used in banana bread. I like to chop the nuts fairly small so that they are evenly dispersed throughout the bread and the bread is easy to slice through. You can substitute with chopped pecans, almonds, hazelnuts or pistachios if you prefer.

What are the main ingredients in banana bread?

Banana bread is a “quick” bread made of very ripe bananas, sugar, butter, eggs, flour, vanilla, and a leavener. Since it is a quick bread, it uses baking soda rather than a yeast to help the bread rise as it cooks.

How do you make banana bread with walnuts?

1. Place the walnuts in a medium size mixing bowl. Blend the bananas, raw honey, cinnamon and sea salt in a blender. Blend until smooth. 2. Pour banana mixture into the bowl with the walnuts and stir until the walnuts are evenly coated. Spread this mixture on a Teflex lined dehydrator sheet, dehydrate on 105 degrees for 24 hours.

Are bananas ever too rotten for banana bread?

If your banana starts oozing liquid, it’s probably best to not eat it. However, it may still be okay for baking—extra ripe bananas are perfect for Nutella banana bread recipes—if it’s not rotten.